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Utah travel tips
It depends on why you’re traveling to Utah. If you’re planning on hiking or otherwise seeing the sights, spring and fall are ideal. If you’re visiting for skiing, then winter is the obvious choice.
Our guide to the best time to visit Utah covers the best months to travel to Utah for whatever kind of vacation you’re craving.
July and August are Utah’s hottest months. Temperatures regularly exceed 100℉, especially in southern Utah. As such, hiking and other outdoor activities can actually be dangerous during this time.
Salt Lake City is one of the more unique places to stay in Utah. In fact, it’s one of the few urban centers in the state. It’s advisable to be cautious while driving in the capital from late fall through early spring, as snowfall and ice can make roads hazardous.
Utah largely follows the same COVID-19 restrictions as the rest of the United States. You won’t need to wear a mask anywhere outdoors or in most indoor locations (medical and some government offices are the most notable exceptions).
International travelers can visit the US State Department’s COVID-19 travel restrictions page for the most up-to-date information. Alternatively, a Fora Advisor would be happy to help find this information before traveling to Utah.
A subjective question — there are a lot of fun places to go in Utah!
Utah’s national parks are easily the most-visited attractions. However, snow sports enthusiasts may tell you that the state’s slopes are the number-one attraction.
Of course! While Utah is best known for its breathtaking scenery and outdoorsy adventuring, there are also urban attractions.
Salt Lake City, one of the best places to stay in Utah, has a charming vibe for a big city. Here, you’ll find trendy bars, restaurants and shops, as well as a bevy of interesting museums and galleries.
While Park City is virtually a perfect example of a great American ski town, there are a variety of less athletically inclined attractions here, too. Check in with a Fora Advisor for more details before you travel to Utah.
There are five national parks in Utah: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. Additionally, there are three national historic trails and six national monuments, including Dinosaur National Monument, where you can find dinosaur fossils embedded in canyon walls.
As for the best months to travel to Utah’s national parks, we generally recommend spring or fall. Again, our guide to the best time to visit Utah provides in-depth answers.
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